3rd Annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Clean Up Event- 4/29 8am-Noon + Community Picnic

Save the Date!
4/29 8am-Noon
Heberlig Palmer Park
131 Lincoln Ave.

” Improving the Neighborhood One House at a Time”

For the 3rd year in a row, Local Churches, Neighborhood Organizations and Non-Profit
Organizations will come together on the morning of April 29th to help neighbors work on minor external repairs in their yards and home. Jobs include painting (fences/porches), landscaping (raking, mulching, weeding, garden prep, planting, trimming bushes), minor repairs to fence or porch boards.

Have a Project?
We need neighbors in the memorial park neighborhood (general boundaries W Louther, Fairground Ave, D St, Franklin St) to submit external yard/house projects they could use a hand completing. There is no income verification for these projects, we are just looking for projects that help someone complete a project. Hopefully by the end of the morning we will see a noticeable difference as we navigate through the neighborhood.
Please fill out this form to request help on a project.  Someone will follow up in the coming weeks to evaluate the project and verify it can be completed on the work day.

Help a Project!
We are looking for folks who are eager to spend a morning improving our community by working side by side with neighbors to tackle exterior projects. Kids are welcome to help as well!
Please register to volunteer.  We will follow up prior to the work day to give you more information about logistics and coordinate skills with projects.

At noon, we will come together to celebrate our completed work with neighbors at a free community picnic in Heberlig Palmer Park (131 Lincoln Ave.)

Co-coordinated by Carlisle First Church of God, Carlisle Evangelical Free Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Project SHARE of Carlisle PA, Friends Meeting House-Quaker Church, Carlisle West Side Neighbors.

Email carlislewestside@gmail.com for more information.


The weather looks great for our clean up event this Saturday and we would love to have an outpouring of volunteers this weekend so can make a BIG impact on our community. We have sourced close to 60 projects both in public parks and streets as well as individual projects in neighbors yards. Children are welcome to help as well so bring the whole family along.

A ribbon cutting/dedication for the Rotary/United Way sponsored Born Learning Trail on HP Park Path will happen at our free community picnic at noon.  Mayor Tim Scott will be there for the event and cut the ribbon.
Here is info we sent out to volunteers so they have all the info could want on this event. We hope to see some of you on Saturday morning!


This event has come to together through collaborative work between Carlisle E-Free Church, Carlisle West Side Neighbors, Project SHARE, Friends Meeting House, the Elm Street Program, Church of God, St. Paul’s, as well as individuals.

We have sourced almost 60 residential projects and public projects that will improve Heberlig Palmer Park and neighborhood streets.

Registration: Heberlig Palmer Park (131 Lincoln Ave)
Projects: All projects are within a few blocks of HP Park so volunteers can walk to their work site after registration.

There will not be parking available in HP Park. There is free side street parking on bordering streets. Some parking will be available at the Carlisle Police Station. Ample parking is available along A St and Factory St. bordering the Tire and Wheel Factory Site. (this is 1 block from HP Park)

7:30-8am – Registration, Coffee, water and granola bars
8:00-8:15 – Travel to work sites and learn more about projects
8:00-12:00 – Work on projects
12:00 Free Community picnic in Heberlig Palmer Park for volunteers and neighbors.
Ribbon cutting/dedication for Rotary/United Way sponsored Born Learning Trail on HP Park Path

Weather/Rain Date (5/6): 

This is a (mostly) rain or shine event. We plan to work on exterior projects through light to moderate rain. Downpours and lighting are exceptions. We do have some projects that are more sheltered from the weather. If we would need to cancel for any reason, we would email you by noon on Friday so please check your email that day. We realize the rain date might be hard for people to commit to so we will keep the clean up for 4/29 unless the weather makes the work absolutely impossible.

What you should wear: 
Shoes: sneakers, hiking or work boots
Comfortable clothes that can get messy/painted
Garden/work Gloves (We have many pairs of gloves available for volunteers but you are welcome to bring your own pair if you would like to)

**Since it is early in the season, poison ivy might not be noticeable. You may want to consider wearing pants and bringing along a long sleeved shirt to help prevent coming in contact with it and to also further protect skin in general when moving yard trimmings**

Types of work you will be doing (you can request certain types of work at the registration table)
Raking leaves
trimming low branches
planting flower beds/gardens
filling community garden beds
washing siding
litter clean up (residential or street)
re-securing fence panels
other yard and garden duties as assigned

Things we will provide you: 
Work Gloves
Trash bags
Yard waste/trash pick up from work site
Some tools

Tools to bring (if you have them)
***Please clearly mark any tools you bring along so we can make sure they can be identified as yours at the end of the work day. It is not required that you bring tools (but it is helpful), we will share tools between work sites as needed to ensure projects are accomplished but more tools ensures projects can be completed in the time we have available.***

garden hand tools 
branch trimmer
garden cart/wheel barrow
5 gallon buckets (to carry mulch)

Cleaning supplies 
Other donations accepted:
Garden/Flower seeds or plants for residences, park or neighborhood plantings
Thanks again to everyone for volunteering. Please email back with questions or concerns.